Tag Archives: GTR

Throwing the rulebook out the window

Taking the rulebook and tossing it out the window is something Nissan is very accustomed to, and when the R32 GTR was unleashed in May of 1989 it was to send ripples through the automotive world.  Nissan had created a monster to ‘out-Porsche’, well…Porsche.  At the time, the 959 was lapping the Nurburgring in 8’45”, so when the R32 GTR smashed that by 25 seconds the world sat up and took notice.  Nissan is no stranger to the heat of competition, with the R32 finding its feet in the fire of Group A racing.  Rallying however is something that Nissan has not found success in for a long time, although this R32 could fit a certain niche quite perfectly.

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Nissan’s crown jewels – NISMO festival

Started out by Nissan in 1997, the NISMO festival is one event with a reputation just as big as Godzilla.  All the Nissan crown jewels are shipped to Shizuoka’s Fuji Speedway for a solid day of track abuse and aural pleasure.

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86 & Skyline festival

There are 3 things Japan takes very seriously. Sushi, Skylines and 86s. So when you decide to combine two of the three together you are in for one hell of an event, or as the Japanese would say bari tanoshiiyo.

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